For better or worse, one of the most gnashing parts of SorryWatching is that it’s bombarded with terrible celebrity apologies.
There is a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Are celebrities worse at apologizing than normal people, or are celebrities just recognizing bad apologies? When Susan apologizes profusely, her friends and family will roll their eyes. Be brave and heroic in your apology and say you are completely forgiven!
A 2006 study — conducted by media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, who should apologize years later for calling Covid-19 a “media-driven panic” and “not as serious as the flu.” I had to.celebrities found that is more narcissistic than normal people. Collaborating with his colleague Professor S. Mark Young (USC Professor of Accounting, Management, and Communications (not Psychology)), Pinsky identified the reality show personality with the highest narcissism with his score and the following: followed by comedians, actors, and finally musicians. No correlation was found between length of time in the public eye and narcissism, Pinsky said, suggesting that celebrities may have had narcissistic tendencies before they became famous. indicates that there is
Pinsky’s method of research was to ask famous guests on his radio show love line Complete the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, a well-established clinical tool. (In other words, he combined a useful self-assessment quiz with a methodologically dubious application. Pinsky found that female celebrities were significantly more narcissistic than male celebrities… Female celebrities, especially potential guests love line, perhaps more attractive than average! Admit it’s not narcissism. that’s the truth.
Still, it makes sense that celebrities can be more self-absorbed than average. they are confident They endure a competitive environment with many rejections. And since those who took part in Pinsky’s survey are successful, judging by the fact that they were booked on his show, they’ve also experienced some of the perks of celebrity: praise, money, and free stuff. All of this makes us more likely to believe in the just world hypothesis. As we saw in Chapter 4, the belief that life is fair correlates with both privilege and faith in God’s goodness. Celebrities may be convinced that they deserve and have earned everything they got, even if in reality they were lucky or benefited from privileges.
Case in point: When black film executive Franklin Leonard quipped, “Hollywood is meritocracy, right?” After the announcement that Steven Spielberg’s daughter has cast Sean Penn’s son in a film written by a descendant of Stephen King, Ben Stiller (son of Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller) said: I answered. . . everyone has their own path. When Leonard replied that celebrity spawn probably followed a different path than most, Stiller responded: Unlike those who do not have access to the industry. As we know, show business is pretty rough and ultimately meritocracy. Insufficient? Diversity is a “much bigger issue,” Stiller replied. Of course, it’s actually the same problem. Because the playing field is not level, certain people are much more likely to get shots than others.
Whether it’s due to innate attributes or the result of being famous, celebrities tend to be bad at taking responsibility for their bad behavior. Blaming the media for reporting what they did. This is a strategy not available to The Non-Famous. You might lean towards “no one is perfect”. (It’s funny how many terrible apologies have the word “perfect” in them. especially A less than perfect example. )
this is truth No one is perfect! It’s a nice point! What does not belong to the great apologies! On the one hand, yes, if we stick to the standard of perfection of perfection, we will always fail, even if we are actually good. So do we!) No matter how hard we try, we all make mistakes. And if you know how to apologize for these mistakes, you’ll be ahead of the game. Protesting is neither helpful nor clumsy. Nor is it an excuse that you need to look into your behavior and correct it.
The most trafficked post on Sorrywatch is Reese Witherspoon’s apology in the aftermath of a drunk driving situation that quickly turned into an “I don’t know who you are” situation. When her husband was stopped for DUI, Reese reacted poorly and was eventually charged with disorderly conduct. She later apologized. It was definitely a terrifying situation and I scared her husband, but that’s no excuse. I was just disrespectful to the cop doing his job. The words I used that night definitely don’t reflect who I am. ” This is not me! It was scary, guys! (Do they really hate Reese Witherspoon?) Anyway, she’s not the only one generating traffic for the SorryWatch site.
In general, posts about inappropriate apologies by celebrities, athletes, and politicians are much more than, say, delving into literary or historical apologies or analyzing academic apology research. It tends to attract a lot of attention. It’s understandable: As a culture, we have a love-hate relationship with celebrities. Still, mocking a celebrity is like hitting a hanging fruit with a mallet.Droplets are fun and cathartic, but can you really do it? learning after that?
Again, should everything be educational and nutritious? Isn’t it delicious, delicious intellectual junk food? Consider, for example, the chronicle classics of celebrity history. Sharon Stone appeared on the Red Her Carpet in Cannes in 2008. She was asked what she thought of the earthquake in China a few days ago that claimed more than 70,000 lives. She replied that the Chinese “are not kind to my good friend the Dalai Lama.” She continued, “And with all this earthquake and all this happening, ‘Is it karma? Bad things happen to you when you’re not good?'”
“When Sharon Stone said what? ’” When Karma hit the fans, Stone responded: There is no point in regretting that mistake. It wasn’t intentional. I apologize. Those words were never meant to hurt anyone. They were a coincidence of my distraction, a product of news sensationalism. ”
This is effectively a complete bad apology bingo card with just 39 words. Pick up Dover and mark ‘missay’, ‘regret’, ‘unintentional’, ‘not intended’, ‘someone’, ‘accident’, ‘distraction’, ‘news sensational’ Please add After that, Stone new york times: “I am deeply saddened that a poorly edited 10-second film clip has tarnished my reputation in over 20 years of charitable work on behalf of international charities.” Blame it on the media, but now there’s a bonus sheen: I’ve been a saint for over 20 years, was locked up.
look? Delicious in its horror.
Again, a proper apology isn’t everything for you. Blaming others for your narcissism, talking about how you’ve suffered, bragging about your long record of excellence, and accusing people of not understanding your intentions—these behaviors apologizes and says more about their own arrogance than humility. Celebrity or not, Receiver Of apologies above all else in your heart. What matters is recognition of the actual victim, not heroic intent.
excerpt from SORRY, SORRY, SORRY: The case for a proper apology By Marjorie Ingall and Susan McCarthy and published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.